Sep
23
3:00 PM15:00

American Sign Language: Cumulative Review

This class will combine everything that we have learned this summer semester. It will be a cumulative review of the previous courses. We will review how to communicate our alphabets, names, places, basic greetings, and vocabulary. The certified ASL instructor will help students feel comfortable with completing a full conversation in sign language.

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Sep
24
3:00 PM15:00

Drawing Lesson: Part 2

This course, we will learn how to draw with pens, oil sticks, and paintbrushes. The instructor will provide all the materials and assist with helping students create their perfect drawing. This is a 60-minute course that will work on your fine motor skills while providing a relaxing atmosphere for all to appreciate their artwork. This art class is for all levels.

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Sep
25
2:30 PM14:30

Where Your Food is from

Learn all the behind the scene tips and tricks from our very own Chef Hugh. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. During this course, our Executive Chef Hugh will discuss the choices we make about our food and how it affects our health. He will also discuss an overview of the production of certain fruit and vegetables and where they originate.

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Sep
29
3:00 PM15:00

TED Talk: The Fascinating Science of Bubbles, from Soap to Champagne

In this whimsical talk and live demo, scientist Li Wei Tan shares the secrets of bubbles -- from their relentless pursuit of geometric perfection to their applications in medicine and shipping, where designers are creating more efficient vessels by mimicking the bubbles created by swimming penguins. Learn more about these mathematical marvels and tap into the magic hidden in the everyday world.

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Sep
18
2:30 PM14:30

Exploring India

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In this, Global Cuisine course, you will learn about India’s geography, history, and enjoy a significant dish. Chef Hugh Sweeney and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before their eyes.

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Sep
17
3:00 PM15:00

Food Safety

Learn all the behind the scene tips and tricks from our very own Chef Hugh. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. During this course, our Executive Chef Hugh will discuss the scientific discipline describing food preparation and storage of food in ways that prevent foodborne illness

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Sep
13
3:00 PM15:00

Humor with Edge: Exploring Political Cartoons

For more than two centuries, whenever there has been a debate in the United States, political cartoons have taken part, and in some cases, pushed the debate to its limits. Political cartoons began as a street-level phenomenon. In the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, they were often posted on walls or passed from person to person, as well as being published in newspaper and magazines, and the intense competition for readership made provocation cartoons a valuable selling point. At the beginning of the twenty-first century, political cartoons appear in a wide range of online publications and can still stir up controversy.

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Sep
8
3:00 PM15:00

TED Talk: How Record Collectors Find Lost Music & Presence. Our Cultural Heritage

For generations, record collectors have played a vital role in the preservation of musical and cultural heritage by "digging" for obscure music created by overlooked artists. Alexis Charpentier shares his love of records -- and stories of how collectors have given forgotten music a second chance at being heard. Learn more about the culture of record digging (and, maybe, pick up a new hobby) with this fun, refreshing talk.

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Sep
5
3:00 PM15:00

Spanish 201

This course will be a continuation of Spanish 101 & 102. During this course, we will extend our grammar and vocabulary. This course will be devoted to meaningful and interactive practice. We will incorporate everything we have learned to enhance our skills in reading, writing, and speaking Spanish.

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Sep
4
2:30 PM14:30

Global Cuisine: Exploring Japan

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In this, Global Cuisine course, you will learn about Japan’s geography, history, and enjoy a significant dish. Chef Hugh Sweeney and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before their eyes.

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Aug
23
3:00 PM15:00

Spanish 102

This course will be a continuation of the essentials of grammar, with emphasis on achieving proficiency in oral comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills. It will help develop beginning skills in and build communicative competence and enhances social and cultural awareness of the Spanish-speaking world.

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Aug
15
3:00 PM15:00

Global Cuisine: Exploring Mexico

Take a trip around the world and experience culture through food. In this, Global Cuisine course, you will learn about Italy’s geography, history and enjoy a significant dish. Chef Hugh Sweeney and his team of culinary professionals will prepare a local dish for participants to taste right before their eyes.

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Aug
12
3:00 PM15:00

Soul of a Community

During this course, we will learn more about the early settlement and the slave trade to the establishment of businesses and communities while exploring how African Americans in Richmond have defined the city and influenced the nation.

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Aug
11
3:00 PM15:00

TED Talk: An Interview with the Queen of Creole Cuisine

Leah Chase's New Orleans restaurant Dooky Chase changed the course of American history over gumbo and fried chicken. During the civil rights movement, it was a place where white and black people came together, where activists planned protests and where the police entered but did not disturb -- and it continues to operate in the same spirit today.

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Aug
11
2:30 PM14:30

The History of the Black Hole

During this 60-minute course, we will learn more about this fascinating object, which is known to exist in the universe. Our understanding of space and time is very limited due to the extreme conditions found in these objects. We will learn how the black hole seems to play a key role in the universe, powering a wide variety of phenomena.

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Aug
9
3:00 PM15:00

The Commonwealth & The Great War

In 1917, VA-born President Woodrow Wilson brought the nation into war against the German, Australian, and Ottoman empires. The Commonwealth & The Great War tells the stories of individual Virginians who carried the state’s proud military tradition to the battlefront during World War I. This program will analyze the lives of Virginias during WWI.  

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Aug
7
2:30 PM14:30

Current & Upcoming NASA Mission

During this 60-minute course, we will learn more about the history of NASA, what they are working on for the future, the current missions in place, and what is launching next. We will discuss Mars 2020, the international space station, and sending humans out into our solar system.

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Aug
6
3:00 PM15:00

Fine Dining Services

Learn all the behind scenes and tips and tricks from our very own Chef Hugh. Explore culinary techniques and explore the food service industry. During this course, our Executive Chef Hugh will discuss the complexity of fine dining service.

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